Chung-Yong Wins 61st Cap; South Korea 2-0 Paraguay

  • October 11, 2014 | By Chris Mann
  • URL Short URL: http://b-ac.es/478ae

Lee Chung-Yong won his 61st international cap on Friday, playing 46 minutes in South Korea's 2-0 victory over Paraguay.

South Korea, who are ranked 63rd in the world, went into the game on a run of just one win in their last seven games, but made easy work of their South American opponents - ranked three places above them - as first half goals from Kim Min-Woo and Nam Tae-Hee sealed an impressive win in Uli Stielike's first game in charge.

In the surroundings of the Cheonan Baekseok Stadium, the home side began strongly - as Tae-Hee brought a good save out of Antony Silva in the Paraguay goal.

Silva was beaten in the 27th minutes, however, as Chung-Yong broke free down the right-wing and delivered a low ball into the box that was turned home by Min-Woo.

Their advantage was doubled five minutes later, as Lee Yong's cross from the right fell kindly at the feet of Tae-Hee. With only Silva left to beat, the Lekhwiya midfielder made no mistake in finding the net with a first-time effort.

Nestor Ortigoza and Derlis Gonzalez tried to get the visitors back in the game after the restart, while Min-Woo was harshly denied a second goal by an offside flag, as South Korea cruised to a routine victory under their new management.

South Korea: Jin-Hyeon, Tae-Hwi, Chul, Yong, Sung-Yong (Jong-Woo 80), Chung-Yong (Heung-Min 46), Tae-Hee (Myeong-Ju 77), Min-Woo (Gyo-Won 70), Kook-Young, Ki-Hee (Young-Gwon 90), Young-Cheol (Dong-Gook 60)
Subs Not Used: Du-Ri, Hyun-Soo, Joo-Young, Seung-Gyu, Joo-Ho, Seung-Dae
Booked: Kook-Young
Goals: Min-Woo 27, Tae-Hee 32

Paraguay: A Silva, Aguilar, Caceres (Benitez 46), Piris, Gomez, Ortigoza (Rojas 46), Estigarribia (Mendoza 36), Ortiz (Torales 68), Riveros, Santa Cruz (Ovelar 78), Gonzalez (Dominguez 69)
Subs Not Used: Medina, J Silva, Cardozo

Venue: Cheonan Baekseok Stadium (Cheonan, South Korea)

Sky Bet League One Standings

Pos Team Pld Pts
14 Charlton Athletic 21 26
15 Cambridge United 21 26
16 Bolton Wanderers 21 26
17 AFC Wimbledon 19 24
18 Lincoln City 20 21
View Full Standings >>

Poll

Who is Bolton's 2020/21 Player of the Year?
56.86% Ricardo Santos
17.79% Matt Gilks
10.64% Alex Baptiste
9.94% Eoin Doyle
2.52% Antoni Sarcevic
1.54% Gethin Jones
0.42% Nathan Delfouneso
0.28% Ryan Delaney